Ipswich 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday: Bailey Peacock-Farrell howler cancels out Dennis Adeniran’s wonder goal
Welcome to the The Star’s live matchday blog as Sheffield Wednesday take on another of League One’s ‘fallen giants’, Ipswich Town.
Both sides head into the fixture occupying a less-than-ideal position in the early-season league table after being tipped for promotion.
The Owls’ good start has stalled in recent weeks and they have picked up just one point from their last three games, while Ipswich grabbed their first win last weekend at the seventh attempt.
It was also the Tractor Boys’ first victory in all competitions under Paul Cook this season.
Both sides have made two changes for the clash.
Scroll down for key updates from today’s match throughout the afternoon...
Ipswich v Sheffield Wednesday LIVE
Last updated: Saturday, 25 September, 2021, 17:29
- Sheffield Wednesday could move into play-off positions with win
- Owls searching for first victory in four matches, Ipswich have one win all season
- Len Ashurst, the former Sheffield Wednesday manager, has passed away aged 82
- Darren Moore makes two changes to the starting line-up
Callum Paterson comes on
Barry Bannan makes way and hands the captain’s armband to Sam Hutchinson.
The Scot taking his time, much to the frustration of Ipswich fans, but he could have taken a knock.
The lack of quality continues
Both teams have been poor in possession all afternoon. With the quality they have, this could have been a brilliant match. So far, that hasn’t proved to be the case but Wednesday still lead.
Owls corner cleared off the line
Lewis Wing takes and neither Saido Berahino or Sam Hutchinson can force the ball over the line. Both were involved and the striker’s header was cleared by the last man.
Sheffield Wednesday starting to turn the screw.
21,338 in attendance
Including 1,896 travelling Wednesdayites. Superb support.
Second half underway
No changes. Wednesday get us started...
First half stats: Ipswich v Sheffield Wednesday
Possession: 39% - 61%
Shots on target: 2-2
Great scoreline, but not a superb display...
Wednesday ended the half stronger than they started it, and things could have been very different if Bonne had taken his early opportunity to put Ipswich ahead...
It’s been a game with plenty of errors, a lot from the Owls, but they’ve ridden their luck and got away with things a little bit. Adeniran’s brilliant goal the difference, but Gregory and Wing have been the best players in pink so far this afternoon.
Not the best performance by any stretch, but it’ll do for now. - JC
Peacock-Farrell - 8
Palmer - 6
Iorfa - 7
Hutchinson - 7
Johnson - 6
Adeniran - 8
Wing - 8
Bannan - 6
Shodipo - 6
Berahino - 6
Gregory - 8
Things seem a bit less frantic as the half comes to a close... Wednesday a bit more in control of things, and are mopping things up nicely when Ipswich do attack. They’ll be happy to take a lead into the break if they can hold on. - JC
Ipswich losing their cool
Paul Cook is given a talking to from the referee just minutes after Ipswich’s captain Bonne gave the man in charge a mouthful of abuse.
The Tractor Boys manager is under pressure to get results. And fast.